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Martell, the oldest of the French Cognac Houses, re-launches in Canada


Select bottles from Martell's coveted portfolio will be available across Canada this Fall

TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2016 /CNW/ - Corby Spirit and Wine is thrilled to announce the re-introduction of Martell Cognac to the Canadian market. Known for its elegance and subtlety, this iconic brand is celebrating over 300 years of heritage.

Martell Cognacs have been enjoyed for centuries the world over - aboard the Orient Express, on intrepid polar expeditions, at royal wedding celebrations, on Hollywood films, and beyond. Martell Cognac takes pride in its rich history, honouring a craft and taste that has been passed down from generation to generation through the Martell family.

"We are delighted to bring Martell Cognac back to Canada, where it is renowned for its vibrant heritage and exceptional quality," says Erika Neudorf, Brand Manager at Corby Spirit and Wine. "The Martell House was founded in 1715 at the height of French Art de Vivre, a period of time in which gastronomy and craftsmanship were celebrated."

Place, precision and time are the three great axes of Martell craftsmanship; through unique processes of distillation, ageing, and blending, Martell's cellar master must offer a perfect nose, an unparalleled palette and a near magical gift for alchemy. A celebration of the French Art de Vivre, or the Art of Living, Martell Cognac adopts the lifestyle of treasuring the beauty and pleasure of every moment.

Martell is one of the most iconic and historic brands owned by global spirit and wine group Pernod Ricard, whose products are represented in Canada by Corby Spirit and Wine Ltd.

About Corby Spirit and Wine
Corby Spirit and Wine Limited is a leading Canadian marketer and distributor of spirits and imported wines. Corby's portfolio of owned-brands includes some of the most renowned brands in Canada, including J.P. Wiser's®, Lot No. 40®, Pike Creek® and Gooderham & Worts® Canadian whiskies as well as Lamb's® rum, Polar Ice® vodka and McGuinness® and Criollo® liqueurs, produced by its sister company, Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd., based in Windsor, Ontario. Through its affiliation with Pernod Ricard S.A., a global leader in the spirits and wine industry, Corby also represents leading international brands such as ABSOLUT® vodka, Chivas Regal®, The Glenlivet® and Ballantine's® Scotch whiskies, Jameson® Irish whiskey, Beefeater® gin, Malibu® rum, Kahlúa® liqueur, Martell® cognac, Mumm® champagne, and Jacob's Creek®, Wyndham Estate®, Stoneleigh®, Campo Viejo®, Graffigna® and Kenwood® wines. In 2016, Corby was named one of the 50 Best Workplaces in Canada by The Great Place to Work® Institute Canada for the fifth consecutive year, and was also listed for the second time among Greater Toronto's Top 100 Employers. Corby is a publicly traded company based in Toronto, Ontario, and listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbols CSW.A and CSW.B. For further information, please visit our website or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter (@CorbySW), and Instagram (@CorbySW).

SOURCE Corby Spirit and Wine Communications

Image with caption: "Martell VS Fine Cognac, Martell Medallion VSOP, and Martell XO in stores now. Limited quantities of even higher marques will be available in Ontario and Alberta by Fall 2016. Product selection will vary by province. (CNW Group/Corby Spirit and Wine Communications)". Image available at: